Child Welfare Specialist I/II
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Newkirk, OK 74647
This position is located in Newkirk, OK
Child Welfare Specialist
+ Level I H23A – $38,169.32 + Full State Employee Benefits
+ Level II H23B – $41,874.88 + Full State Employee Benefits
Applicants who possess a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s Degree in Social Work will be entitled to a salary incentive of an additional 5% and 10%, respectively.
Travel is EXTENSIVE – Must possess a valid driver’s license and must maintain required car insurance.
+ Manages a caseload, receives intakes and completes investigations and assessments on children alleged to be abused and/or neglected; assesses safety and recommends appropriate level of intervention; facilitates or participates in meetings, such as Family Team Meetings; assesses family functioning; develops and implements treatment plan.
+ Initiates procedures to remove the child from the home if in present danger, coordinates activities with law enforcement entities and the district attorney?s office, and initiate placement process.
+ Prepare and coordinate legal documents for presentation to the court; attend court hearings and provide testimony; inform court of agency policies and procedures, and may serve as an expert witness.
+ Consults with the District Attorney, other attorneys, and tribal partners regarding efforts to protect the child, reunite the family or other permanent plan for the child.
+ Makes referrals to community partners, schedules physical examinations, schedules and arranges family visitation periods, and arranges for transportation of children to and from juvenile courts, medical appointments and placement interviews.
+ Visits children in placement to assess safety and needs; provides information or other appropriate services; maintains sibling and other relationships; reviews child?s psycho-social, medical, developmental and education histories.
Child Welfare Specialist, Level I – To qualify, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree (in any field) to qualify.
Child Welfare Specialist, Level II – To qualify, applicant must have a master’s degree, OR a bachelor’s degree and one year of professional social work experience.
Job Duties – Level I
+ Complete the Child Welfare Core Academy Training Program
+ Learn adoptive services such as recruiting, screening, evaluating, and documenting activities, and provide reports to the adoption unit and the courts;
+ Visit children in placement and conduct assessments of children and families;
+ Refer families and children to services in the community;
+ Attends court hearings and provides testimony;
+ Consults with the District Attorney and other attorneys, and tribal partners regarding efforts to protect the child, reunite the family or other permanent plan for the child;
+ Provides direct services to children in placement,
+ And other duties as assigned.
Job Duties – Level II
+ Provide social work services to families applying or approved for adoption or foster care; recruits and trains foster and adoptive parents;
+ Conducts home visits
+ Completes evaluations and approves or disapproves applicants;
+ Facilitates and participates in family team meetings.
+ Attend court hearings and provide testimony,
+ Other duties as assigned.
Your career can make a difference! We’re looking for Child Welfare Specialists to join us and our mission. This is a full time position eligible for full state benefits which include a Healthcare allowance (in addition to your regular salary) a retirement plan, and paid time off. To qualify, applicants must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and reference check.
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If you have questions, please contact DHS.Careers@okdhs.org
Announcement # 20-AR025
This is a classified position